Research Personnel Initiative

In 2018, the university established the Research Personnel Initiative after evaluating the R50 policies governing SFU research personnel to see how the policies measured up against current employment standards and other universities. The review revealed that SFU’s R50 policies governing research personnel were outdated and needed to be revised to:

  • Better recognize the contributions and important role research personnel play at the university.
  • Reflect our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Be competitive with other universities so we can continue to attract the best researchers.
  • Provide faculty members with administrative support and reduce the risks of managing complex employee relationships.
The university is currently transitioning Post-Doctoral Fellows and eligible Research Assistants to employees.